Easter Egg Hunt & Family Fun Day

Join us for a fun-filled day for children of all ages and the entire family! Children in 5th grade and below can participate in the egg hunt, while children in 6th – 12th grade can participate in a scavenger hunt. There will also be bowling, basketball, game trucks, an indoor playground, cosmetic booths, and face painting for the whole family to enjoy. Pre-register at faithchapel.net/easteregghunt

Youth Lacrosse TryLax Clinic

Hoover Youth Lacrosse presents TryLax. A 90 minute, introductory US-Lacrosse-sponsored experience for kids who have never played before, but are thinking they might want to. Clinic will be conducted by US Lacrosse trained coaches from the community, in an effort to connect Hoover kids with our youth lacrosse program. For girls and boys ages 6-14. Participants get a FREE lacrosse stick and ball (to keep) and also get a 1-year US Lacrosse Membership. Cost is $35. Register at gbyla.org. Limited to the first 100 registrants.

Highland Honky Tonk: A community music and dance night!

Please join us for an evening of live music and dance at the beautiful Clubhouse on Highland! We’re thrilled to have Dan Sartain‘s all-star country band and Henry Dunkle here to get us movin’ and groovin’ on the best dance floors in town!

Pay what you can to support these fine artists (suggested sliding scale donation of $10-20). All are welcomed to join us regardless of monetary contribution. Cash bar by donation.

Danielle Elizabeth and Ben Jammin’ Dill will also teach a FREE partner dancing lesson to get you moving with grace on the dance floor! We’ll go over the fundamentals of frame and connection, and teach ya some footwork basics like the two-step! No partner needed to join in.

So shine up those dance shoes folks, and get out and support some live, local music at this fun community event! And bring your mamas and your babies too cause you know they love to bust a move!

Clubhouse on Highland is a safe and affirming space where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual identities, and belief systems are welcomed.

Kids Clinic: Learn to Speak Dog

As both a mom and a former elementary school teacher, Rebecca values the importance of keeping kids safe around pets by teaching them to understand the ways that dogs communicate. June 22 from 9-noon, drop off the kids and let us teach them how to stay safe around pets! Kids 7 and up will…

Be a dog detective! Students will learn canine body language and put their knowledge to the test!

Learn what the “bite zone” is (can you guess?) and how to avoid it!

Learn how to properly pet dogs to avoid frightening them or getting bitten or snapped at

Practice proper interactions with REAL dogs!

Learn what to do if approached by a stray dog

Learn when it’s not okay to approach their own dog or a friend’s dog

Role-play how to respond if a dog growls

Meet a service dog and learn about important jobs that dogs do

Make friends and have some silly fun!

Join us June 22 from 9-noon at Altadena Valley Animal Clinic! Email rebecca@lovethemtrainthem.com to enroll!

A parent’s guide to safety: falling, biking, and communication


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With school out for the summer, kids spend more time at home without a parent’s watchful eye. Whether parents hire a babysitter or leave their children with an older sibling, accidents are much more prone to happen. Debbie Coshatt of Children’s Patient Health and Safety area offered some great tips on home safety.

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